byBurke, James, 1936-; British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
Connections 7 -- the Long Chain Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Traces the connection between 17th century mercantile competitio./iahe development of a coal - tar pitch to protect ship hulls, and the creation of waterproofed clothing, gaslight lamps, and nylon. Number 7 of the series. Topics: Technology, Technology, Technology
Laymen as well as celebrities in the sciences and creative arts give their views and values regarding their creative efforts and technological society. Their answers add up to the view that science is an indispensable part of mankind's hope for the future Topics: Science, Research, Technology
Dr James “Red” Duke discusses how technologies developed for the space program are being used in everyday medicine. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC . Topics: NASA, medical technology
Information about some of NASA's activities is included in four 30 minute episodes. Six topics are discussed in Episode 5: unistick vehicle controller to help the handicapped, the world's most powerful computer, a plane which changes the shape of its wings during flight, the space shuttle, testing water from space and four great observatories. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC . Topics: NASA, aviation, technology
Pollution is a Matter of Choice reel 1 Examines the environmental dilemma of modern man who has it in his power to preserve or ruin his environment. Uses the Everglades and Machiasport, Maine, as microcosms of the society to illustrate man's predicament of wanting what technology creates, yet being destroyed by its wastes. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Examines the environmental dilemma of modern man who has it in his power to... Topics: Educational Film, Technology
Revised version of the motion picture issued in 1972 under the same title Explains the major findings and photographs of the Mariner 9 and Viking missions to Mars. Discusses the origins of landforms, the discovery of water ice in the polar caps, the improbability of life, and other topics Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Explains the extra - ordinary photographs from ./i Mariner Nine satellite, theorizing about unexplained land forms,... Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Project Mariner (U.S.), Viking Mars Program (U.S.), Mythology,... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
byBurke, James, 1936-; British Broadcasting Corporation; Time-Life Films
Connections: 6 -- Thunder in The Skies Summary Details the changes in building construction and energy usage which occurred when the climate of Europe changed dramatically in the 13th century. ./ia mhow the scarcity of firewood contributed to the invention of the steam engine, which was the predecessor of gasoline - powered engines. Topics: Technology, Architecture and climate, Technology, Architecture and climate, Technology
"Walter G. Vincenti...peers behind some popular myths about Thomas Edison, whose work profoundly shaped the character of the 20th-century technology. We learn Why Edisons greatest invention was not the electric light...but rather the electric lighting system....offers fascinating insights into the significance of the life and work of Americas greatest inventor. Topics: vhs, Modern Technology, Capstone Lectures Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Created in the 1980s by the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, this rarely-seen technical film profiles the International Atomic Energy Agency and its Department of Safeguards and discusses how it is implementing a nuclear safeguard program so that nuclear materials from power plants are not used to create weapons. The idea of having periodic on-site inspectors by IAEA personnel under the "remote continual verification system" (aka RECOVER) was evaluated for a number of major... Topics: Nuclear Reactor, Nuclear Weapon, Uranium, Arms Control, Nuclear Proliferation, Uranium-235, Atomic...
bySchumacher, E. F. (Ernst Friedrich), 1911-1977; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
Also issued as videorecording Producer and writer, John M. Mansfield; narrator, Ian Holm Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Documents of the ideas of E F Schumacher, a British economist who is deeply concerned with dwindling fuel supplies, myths about modern technology and the loss of human worth in 20th - century consumer production. Emphasizes his idea that many modern machines use too much energy and that there is a need to develop... Topics: 16mm Film, Series: The Other Way, Educational Film, Schumacher, E. F. (Ernst Friedrich), 1911-1977,...
byJ Frederic Dewhurst; Twentieth Century Fund.; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc.
A compilation of live footage, staged scenes and animation discussing the rise of the U.S. standard of living as it is tied to the rise of productivity--comparison of man hour earnings in 1850 ($ .27) to 1900 ($ .56) to 1949 ($1.40). An argument for the appreciation of "the American Way" by not standing in the way of increased productivity through the use of machines. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: productivity, technology, work, standard of living
Dr. E.F. Schumacher, the British fuel economist and founder of the Intermediate Technology Group in London, discusses his work. He questions the wisdom of the current trend to mechanise and automate, and believes the human factor should be brought back to the production process. Some compromise should be sought between the waste of non-renewable fuel sources in highly developed technology, and the labour intensity and low production of primitive industry Summary Presents E F Schumacher's... Topics: 16mm Film, Series: The Other way, Educational Film, Schumacher, E. F. (Ernst Friedrich), 1911-1977,...
With study guide Shows how modern media centers work with schools to help teachers make the best use of media Summary Shows how today's modern media center is working with schools, with a media specialist as coordinator to help teachers make the best use of media. Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Instructional materials centers, Teacher and teaching, Educational... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Fictionally enacts the carnage and destruction that would result from a thermonuclear war between the Soviet Union and England. Raises questions about the societal logic that permits the existence of thermonuclear weapons. Summary Enacts the carnage and destruction that would result from a thermonuclear war between the Soviet Union and England in a fictional sequence. Raises questions about the societal logic that permits the existence of thermonuclear weapons. Produced in 1966 in England. Topics: Educational Film, Social psychology, War (Political science), Technology and civilization
This interesting news short discusses the role of American railroads in the Space Age. Railroads are seen moving components of the Atlas missile, the containment vessel for the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station, and other atomic industry items. Modern railroad technologies are seen including modern humping yards, ribbon rails, new locomotives, flaw detection cars. A research lab at the Illinois Institute of Technology is shown devoted to railroad improvements. This film is part of the... Topic: NASA, Atlas Missile, USS Sargo, Railroad Engineer, Rail Transport, Illinois Institute Of...
A dramatization of the John Peter Zenger case of 1734. After Zenger printed a story about corruption in the New York royal governor's administration, his press was destroyed and he was arrested. Alexander Hamilton, Zenger's counsel, successfully defended him and established the precedent of freedom of the press. From the Cavalcade of America series Summary Adapted from the 1953 Cavalcade of America TV program. Portrays the libel trial of John Peter Zenger, colonial publisher who dared to... Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Zenger, John Peter, 1697-1746, Trials (Seditious libel), Freedom of... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Introduction to the Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X) reusable launch vehicle test project. It was initiated by the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) and built by McDonnell Douglas corporation. This is a test article for a fully Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) to send people and payloads to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The DC-X was part of SDIO's Single Stage To Orbit (SSTO) program. "The Future is Now" video is a promotional piece developed with the help of... Topics: vhs, DCX, DC-X, Delta Clipper, Delta Clipper Experimental, DC-XA, rocket, rocketship, spaceship,... Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A detailed compilation of Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X) and X-33 Reusable Test Vehicle (RTV) videos by the Space Access Society in 1996. Each video is preceded by description text. The DC-X project was an experiment in reusable rocketry. It was the first Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) rocket vehicle to fly multiple times, with the goal of making future Single Stage To Orbit rockets to fly to space cheaply and reliably. The project inspired the creation of dozens of private rocket... Topics: vhs, DCX, DC-X, Delta Clipper, Delta Clipper Experimental, DC-XA, rocket, rocketship, spaceship,... Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Dating to the 1960s, this IBM produced film tells the story of the George D. Roper Corporation, a manufacturer of gas and electric stoves, and how its business was transformed by high tech data management. The film features IBM's Clyde Janson, who helped install IBM's 402 and 602 computers at Roper in 1958. Also shown are O56 Verifiers and O52 Keypunch, 557 interpreter, 519 reproducer, O83 and O84 sorter, and O88 Collator, and the processing system. The computer being used is the 1401,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: IBM, History Of Computing, Computers, Data Processing, Data, Technology, Punch Cards, Punch Card...
Narrated by Apollo 12 astronaut and DC-X flight manager Pete Conrad, this is an introduction to the Delta Clipper Experimental (DC-X) reusable launch vehicle test project. It was initiated by the U.S. Air Force's Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) and built by McDonnell Douglas corporation. This is a test article for a fully Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) to send people and payloads to Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The DC-X was part of SDIO's Single Stage To Orbit (SSTO) program. The goal... Topics: vhs, DCX, DC-X, Delta Clipper, Delta Clipper Experimental, DC-XA, rocket, rocketship, spaceship,... Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Defines respondent and operant behavior and shows laboratory experiments with mice, pigeons etc. illustrating biological and non- biological reinforcers and conditioning. Dogs and children demonstrate learned responses Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Describes some of the basic principles involved in the behaviorist approach to psychology as developed by B F Skinner. Illustrates techniques of instrumental conditioning, using pigeons,... Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Behavior Theory in Practice, Educational Film, Learning, Psychology of,... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Shows how children between the ages of five and eighteen, working at the Yellow Ball Workshop, make animated films using hinged cut-outs, clay, toys, painted film, constructed forms, and live action. Follows one child through the entire process of making a short animated film Summary Explores the activ./ias of the yellow ball workshop, Newton, Mass., Which involves young people from the ages of eight through eighteen who create their own films. Individual students demonstrate and discuss the... Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Yellow Ball Workshop, Animation (Cinematography), Teacher and... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Demonstrates how to set up and run a filmmaking class for young students. Shows students developing their ideas; shooting, splicing, and editing film; and discussing their results. Includes scenes for student films Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Motion pictures, Children's art activities, Teaching methods and... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
With study guide Explains that every surface has texture and that an object may have several textures. Points out that we learn about textures by touching the surfaces of objects and looking at the way light reflects from these surfaces. Shows how man uses paints, tools, and materials to change the texture of surfaces Summary Explains that texture is a basic visual element important to all art and that close observation of surfaces helps to develop an appreciation of textural qualities. Shows... Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Surfaces (Technology), Visual arts, Texture (Design), Texture... Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation